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Year 1

THIS TERM AT A GLANCE - Summer Term

We will begin the Summer term with an exciting ‘Animal Kingdom’ topic! In Science, we will explore the life cycle of a butterfly and will also identify and group animals. We will investigate the diet of a range of animals as we learn about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. In Design and Technology, we will make our own butterfly toys. We will need to design and sew them carefully.

After half term, our new topic will be 'Africa'. We will spend time learning about an African country and compare it to Waterbeach. We will also develop our drawing and colour mixing skills as we create a beautiful African sunset painting. We are hoping to take the KS1 children on an animal themed school trip. More details to follow.

Spring Term

In the first half term we will become pirates and explore different countries around the world in our topic ‘Wild Weather’. We will be learning about hot and cold countries across the continents and what weather is like around the world compared to the UK.

In the second half term we will be learning about the Victorians. We will learn about toys and how they’ve changed and find out what it was like in a Victorian classroom!

Autumn Term

We will begin the year with our ‘Once Upon a Time’ topic. The children will explore different fairy tales.  In Science we will carry out an exciting investigation to find out what is the best material to make a house for the ‘Three Little Pigs’.  The second half of the autumn term will focus on our ‘London’ topic where we will be learning about the Gun Powder plot and creating pieces of art work. Towards Christmas we will be rehearsing for our Christmas Nativity.